Is intuitive eating related to resting state vagal activity?

Peschel, Stephanie K.V.; Tylka, Tracy L.; Williams, DeWayne P.; Kaess, Michael; Thayer, Julian F.; Koenig, Julian (2018). Is intuitive eating related to resting state vagal activity? Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical, 210, pp. 72-75. Elsevier 10.1016/j.autneu.2017.11.005

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Efferent and afferent fibers of the vagus nerve are involved in regulating hunger and satiety. Vagally-mediated heart rate variability (vmHRV) reflects vagal activity. Previously no study addressed a potential association between resting state vagal activity and intuitive eating. Self-reports on intuitive eating and measures of resting state vmHRV were obtained in 39 students (16 female, mean age: 19.64±1.44years). Hierarchical multiple regression models showed that, after controlling for gender, age, and body mass index, resting vagal activity was inversely related to the Unconditional Permission to Eat subscale of the Intuitive Eating scale. Individuals with higher resting vagal activity tend to be less willing to eat desired foods and are more likely to label certain foods as forbidden. Future studies should include measures of self-regulation and eating disorder symptomatology to identify potential mediators or moderators when attempting to replicate these preliminary findings in larger samples.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy > Research Division

UniBE Contributor:

Kaess, Michael and Koenig, Julian

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1566-0702

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Livia Hug

Date Deposited:

27 Mar 2018 11:49

Last Modified:

29 Oct 2019 06:46

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.autneu.2017.11.005

PubMed ID:

29158116

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Heart rate variability, Intuitive eating, Vagal activity

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.109808

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/109808

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